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Oscar Wilde

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Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Quote

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
C'est lorsqu'il parle en son nom que l'homme est le moins lui-même. Donnez-lui un masque et il vous dira la vérité.”
Oscar Wilde

German
Der Mensch ist am wenigsten er selbst, wenn er in eigener Person spricht. Gib ihm eine Maske, und er sagt die Wahrheit.”
Oscar Wilde




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The mask is torn off, the reality remains.”
Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus - De rerum natura




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Quotes for: truth:


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Love truth, but pardon error.”
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Quotes about mask:



Quotes for: mask

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No one can wear a mask for very long.”
Seneca
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Everything that is profound loves the mask.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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Virtue will not be followed but for herself; and, if we sometimes borrow her mask for some other occasion, she presently pulls it off again.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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To me men are for what they are, They wear no masks with me.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Quotes about oneself:


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
Katherine Mansfield
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Oscar Wilde also said...


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.”
Oscar Wilde
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
Oscar Wilde
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
Oscar Wilde
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